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Tigers at Indians, lineups, Tuesday, May 22

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First, Tigers news: Austin Jackson is back in the lineup. He'd been out several days after scaring the crap out of Tigers fans abdominal pain forced him from the game. Austin Jackson was set to start today, but has been scratched. Good news: Don Kelly will not be leading off in his place. Bad news: Ramon Santiago will. Current Tigers have an .852 OPS against Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez, who hasn't been particularly great this year overall though is decent at home. However, Santiago does not share in that fun. His OPS of .558 is among the worst on the club.

Now the Indians: Man, what a bunch of left-handed hitters they have. Seriously, look at their 25-man roster. It seems like everyone is either a lefty or a switch hitter. This is bad news because lefties have a .882 OPS against Porcello this year. This is actually an improvement over 2011. So uhm, yeah. Current Indians have an .832 OPS against him, too. Carlos Santana has three home runs.

By the way, out of market fans, this game is the free one on MLB.tv.

Baseball-Reference preview

Detroit Tigers

Ramon Santiago 2B (S)
Andy Dirks LF (LH)
Miguel Cabrera 3B (RH)
Prince Fielder 1B (LH)
Delmon Young DH (RH)
Brennan Boesch RF (LH)
Jhonny Peralta SS (RH)
Alex Avila C (LH)
Don Kelly CF (S)

SP: Rick Porcello (RH)

Cleveland Indians

Shin-Soo Choo RF (LH)
Jason Kipnis 2B (LH)
Wrong Asdrubal Cabrera SS (S)
Travis Hafner DH (LH)
Carlos Santana C (S)
Michael Brantley CF (LH)
Johnny Damon LF (LH)
Casey Kotchman 1B (LH)
Jose Lopez 3B (RH)

SP: Ubaldo Jimenez (RH)